Brighton based publishers Lace Mamba Global today announce a publishing agreement with Australian developer Brawsome for the release of Jolly Rover into worldwide retail channels!
Jolly Rover was originally released via digital channels such as STEAM and gained an impressive 72% metacritic score which has prompted Lace Mamba Global to take the classic adventure game to the retail market. The game was also recently awarded “Best Australian Game” in 2010.
About Jolly Rover!
It be the golden age of pirates! Dogs of the sea! Quite literally.
Our swashbuckling sausage-dog star is Gaius James Rover, son of the famous clown Jolly Rover, who died from a blow to the groin from an improperly loaded joke cannon.
Following the tragically comedic death of his father, young Gaius, who insists on using his middle name James, goes to live with his uncle, a wealthy plantation owner on a small Caribbean island. While practising a particularly tricky juggling move, he accidentally taints a barrel of rum with tobacco, creating a potent and addictive brew which he coins ‘Jolly Rover’, one of the most prized substances in the Caribbean.
Alas, the wealth of Jolly Rover sales only manages to fill the pockets of his uncle, and Gaius longs for action and adventure and, more importantly, the opportunity to start his own circus and follow in the footsteps of his father.
It is not long before the fumbled juggling ball of opportunity raps Gaius smartly on the head yet again. While his uncle is away, a large contract for Jolly Rover arrives from Guy DeSilver, Governor of the notorious Groggy Island, with payment upfront!
In a blinding flurry of optimism, Gaius pools his meagre savings with this advance and charters a ship and crew to take him to Groggy Island. Along the way he meets a colourful band of seafaring cutthroats, scallywags and rogues otherwise known as pirates.
It is here we begin to follow the short and stubby tail of Gaius across three wild and untamed tropical islands, as he attempts to fulfil his dream of starting a circus, hampered only by pirates, villains, voodoo, love and considerable lack of loot
Glenn Hayes, UK Sales Manager of Lace Mamba Global commented “Jolly Rover is a fun, hilarious classic adventure game with dogs! The reviews have been good, and when we were presented with the opportunity to take this to retail worldwide we thought it would be lot of fun to work on a product of this sort!”
Andrew Goulding, CEO of Brawsome was also looking forward to seeing Jolly Rover hit the retail shelves “I couldn’t be happier with press and awards Jolly Rover has received, considering it’s a 2D point and click adventure; which is a credit to the awesome team that worked on the game. There’s been a lot of excitement around this announcement, and getting a physical copy of the game out there is a dream come true for me. Hopefully this will be allow me to keep doing what I love.”
Over 60 beautifully rendered scenes to explore
25 colourful, fully animated and voiced characters
Traditional point and click adventure with simple one-click interface
Organic and fully integrated hint and task tracking system
Unlockable extras include Captain Bio's, concept art, music tracks and directors commentary
About Lace Mamba Global
Founded in the United Kingdom in 2008, Lace Mamba Global is a privately-held, global independent marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, primarily on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Working with developers worldwide, Lace Mamba Global has released and marketed over 20 products successfully on PC and is due to release their first next generation project in October 2010. With a solid distribution network throughout the world, Lace Mamba Global has become one of the leading publishers of adventure products with releases such as Gray Matter, Black Mirror 2 and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island,
Founded in Australia in 2008 by Andrew Goulding, Brawsome is a developer of adventure games with a traditional style and modern mechanics. Brawsome’s focus is on exploring comedy in games, while developing great characters and story and honing gameplay mechanics to make games accessible to everyone. Brawsome’s first original commercial quality game – Jolly Rover, released on Steam and other distributors in mid 2010 to a great reception and recently won Best Australian Game at the Freeplay Independent Games Festival.